Born-again Christians are vessels equipped to perform mind-boggling supernatural miracles. God is pouring out His power across the world through the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit, in turn, empowers believers to demonstrate His glory on earth.
God established the plan, Jesus executed the plan, and the Holy Spirit enables us to walk the plan out.
Not until recently did I realize the critical role of the Holy Spirit in my daily life. Even though I grew up in a Christian home, I was never taught that the Holy Spirit is the liaison to which the power of God is channeled; and that He is the embodiment of Christ living in me to teach, comfort, guide, and help whenever needed.
But this precious treasure—this light and power that now shines within us—is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own (2 Corinthians 4:7, LAB).
My mind is still processing the truth that this invisible Person living in me is as real as anybody in the natural that I can see and touch. And the more He and I converse throughout the day, and the more I involve Him in everything I do, the more conscious I am of His presence, which makes me more available for His use.
But we can become of no use when our faith gets gridlocked focusing on the frailties and shortcomings of these clay vessels rather than concentrating on the Supreme Power that says: You can’t—but I Can!
The Holy Spirit fortifies our prayers.
The Holy Spirit knows our hearts when we pray, and He knows the mind and will of God; therefore, He takes our imperfect prayers, makes interceptions, and presents them to the Father as perfect prayers. (See Romans 8:26-27.)
Who wouldn’t have faith in the Holy Spirit’s prayers?
We hear people say they want to see more of God’s power manifested in the world; however, He waits on submissive vessels for His Spirit to work through.
When we provide the vessels, the Holy Spirit will provide the power!
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